Goodbye, Denver: Announcing my international road trip

It’s been fun, Denver. But eventually, all good things must write their own cliffhanger, and open a new chapter to continue the adventure.   A lot happened in the last two years since moving to Denver.   I started 5 companies with varying success: a drop shipping clothing brand, a SaaS company, a website development agency, a ketogenic diet content …

Review of Principles by Ray Dalio

For the last few days, I’ve been listing to the audiobook version of Principles. It has useful frameworks and tactics based on how Ray has made billions of dollars at his hedge fund. One of the things I liked about the book is that I found it’s advice quite practical. In the sense that it applies to my own life, …

Saturday Hustle

Do it. Get it. You don’t need to work crazy hours to win. But if you’re not putting in the work, you’re not hustling. Either you get results, or you’re up at 7am on a Saturday. Let’s go out and win this game, my friends.

Marketing is About Sales

Look, at the end of the day, marketing is about sales.   Customer success is about sales.   Development is about sales.   Product is about sales.   Because, sales is about adding revenue.   It’s why growth marketing is so important.   There is always opportunity to find growth potential in non-growth initiatives and activities.   To grow, start …

The Only Strategic Framework You’ll Ever Need

Vision: where you want to be in 6 months, 12 months, 5 years Strategy: how you will achieve the vision by prioritizing goals that work toward the vision SMART goals – specific things that, if achieved, will create the vision KPIs – ways to track progress toward goals Tactics: things that are done to achieve SMART goals, and tracked via …

On Reckless Optimism

Reckless optimism is getting “in the zone” and persevering no matter how much shit gets in the way. You need to stay motivated to run as fast as you can when you choose an uncertain path in life. Be smart! This is not about blindly pushing through when you have no idea what you’re doing. This is a mindset. Use reckless …

The Perfect Founding Team for Niche-Focused Startups

There are three things that niche startup teams need: Sales & marketing Product development Industry knowledge When we’re talking about founding teams with this skillset, a fantastic combination is a product co-founder with deep industry expertise, and a sales/marketing co-founder with baseline-to-intermediate industry knowledge. In a niche business, the founding team presumably has some level of expertise within the space. …

My 10 Year Goals for 2027

Have a personal $100k ARR by June 2017 Have a profitable side business that generates $100/day by the end of 2017 Become an adviser to a fast-growing startup by Dec. 2017 Speak at a major conference/event by 24 Have $1 million in assets by 25 Grow The Growth Co to 20 employees and $20 million ARR by Dec. 2020 Travel …